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Missing Persons: Wiltshire

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of missing people were made to Wiltshire constabulary in 2007, broken down by local authority area; how many of them related to (a) vulnerable adults, (b) children under the age of 12, (c) children aged 12 to 16 and (d) young people aged 17 to 18 years; and how many of the reports of a missing person under the age of 18 years related to a child or young person (i) in the care of a local authority, (ii) with a learning disability and (iii) with a physical disability. (207690)

This is a matter for Wiltshire constabulary. Statistics on the number and age of individuals who are reported missing from home are not currently collected centrally.

The Missing Persons Bureau has as one of its priorities the development of a national picture of the phenomenon of missing persons. It is working towards this in conjunction with its partners and stakeholders, including Missing People and the Missing Persons Strategic Oversight Group.